Better stock up on mug coasters – Lenovo have taken CES 2013 to reveal their Lenovo Horizon, a 27-inch touchscreen PC/tablet hybrid that’s as much a coffee table surface as it is a computer.
A giant Windows 8 slate, you can fold its built-in stand away to lay the device flat, acting like a giant tabletop tablet. It also allows the Horizon a modicum of portability, though at 7.7kg in weight you wont want to be running for a bus with it on your back.
Inside the Horizon you’ll find an Intel Core i7 processor, a dedicated Nvidia graphics chip in the shape of a 620M and 1TB of storage.
As well as the now-standard Windows touch tile interface, Lenovo have also popped their own Aura Dual Moon UI onto the Horizon. It’ll be a hub for media and games, with EA’s desktop boardgame titles, like Monopoly pre-installed, as well as shipping with joysticks and “e-dice”.
Launching in early summer, it’ll cost $1,699.
By Gerald Lynch | January 7th, 2013